Penn State Ranked No. 13 in Coaches Poll

By Nick Polak on September 20, 2020 at 3:30 pm
Sep 7, 2019; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions linebacker Ellis Brooks (13) reacts after sacking Buffalo Bulls quarterback Matt Myers (10) during the fourth quarter at Beaver Stadium. Penn State defeated Buffalo 45-13.
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With the news that the Big Ten is set to return in late October, the conference's representatives are once again eligible to be ranked in the Coaches Poll. Though the Big Ten teams won't be ranked as they should until they actually start playing, Penn State came in at No. 13 in the most recent edition. Ohio State appeared just above the Lions at No. 10.

Big Ten teams will be eligible for the AP Poll for next week's release on September 27.

It's hard to say what this poll will end up looking like by the time October 24 rolls around considering the Big 12, SEC, and ACC will all have played several games by that point. Though coaches didn't seem to have any issues giving SEC teams who have yet to play a game their normal treatment in the rankings as Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Florida, and Auburn all appear inside the top-ten.

The Lions and Buckeyes are joined in the top-25 by conference foes Wisconsin (No. 17), Michigan (No. 19), and Minnesota (No. 22). Iowa, Nebraska, Mississippi, and Mississippi State also received votes (big thanks to the white house for reminding us that Mississippi is a Big Ten state).

The full poll can be seen here and below.

Coaches Poll Week 3
Rank Team REcord Points PRevious
1 Clemson 2-0 1196 1
2 Alabama 0-0 1119 2
T-3 Oklahoma 1-0 1019 3
T-3 Georgia 0-0 1019 4
5 LSU 0-0 962 5
6 Florida 0-0 899 6
7 Notre Dame 2-0 896 7
8 Auburn 0-0 766 9
9 Texas 1-0 764 8
10 Ohio State 0-0 741 NR
11 Texas A&M 0-0 651 10
12 North Carolina 1-0 563 11
13 PENN STATE 0-0 536 NR
14 Miami 2-0 500 18
15 Central Florida 1-0 497 13
16 Cincinnati 1-0 416 14
17 Wisconsin 0-0 411 NR
18 Oklahoma State 1-0 315 12
19 Michigan 0-0 287 NR
20 Memphis 1-0 269 15
21 Tennessee 0-0 266 17
22 Minnesota 0-0 178 NR
23 BYU 1-0 177 22
24 Virginia Tech 0-0 167 19
25 UL Lafayette 2-0 158 21
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